CFC Athletica Advances To NWPL Championship Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The great season by the Capital FC Athletica squad has landed the squad in the Northwest Preimer League Championship Game following their 3-1 victory over Yakima United Sunday afternoon at the CFC Facility off of State Street. “Oh it’s such a great feeling, especially with this team because we…

One Last Tune-Up Before Post 20

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s not too often anymore that American Legion teams get to play a nine inning game. Three-years ago, it was a common occurrence to have at least a nine-inning game with league before playing two seven’s.  But with Saturday’s game, Withnell had the opportunity to test out their endurance…

Overcoming The Pressure

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MONMOUTH, Ore.– The pressure is now on entering the final week of the American Legion Triple-A season. For the first four innings of Friday’s series finale between Post 20 and Corvallis in the Marketmen’s series clinching 7-1 win, it had the makings of what the previous three games had billed: Close…

Amity Volleyball Sweeps Thursday’s Games

SHERIDAN, Ore.–  Coming off their fourth-straight set win and their eighth of the summer, there was some fatigue in the legs of Amity having coming off a three-set sweep of Dayton the match before. Sheridan, who was on the bubble last season for 2A playoffs, had jumped out to a 6-0 lead on the Warriors…

Amador’s Pitching, Maiben’s Walk-Off Lifts Post 20 In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MONMOUTH, Ore.–  It’s the home stretch of the regular season in American Legion Triple-A, and in the Area-3 Standings the Post 20 Dirtbags find themselves in a two-way tie with the Withnell Dodgers ontop of the league standings at 7-1 overall. The Dodgers and Dirtbags won’t meet, in essence with the…

Good Practice For The Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WOODBURN, Ore.–  It’s rare when you get to practice wet ball situations during the dry days of summer.  But thanks to a rare summer storm system that rolled into the area Tuesday that turned the summer days into more of an October, midseason feel as the second week of 7-on-7 at…

Withnell Finishes Second In Reno

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com RENO, Nev.—  The last time that Cascade-grad and current-Lane Community College ballplayer Jake Davidson pitched, was four years ago during his sophomore season as a member of the Cougar baseball team. Looking for an extra arm in their final game against Medford, Davidson stepped onto the mound in the sixth inning…

The Magic Of Dodger Dave

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com RENO, Nev.–  Kaiden Doten knows a thing or two about dugout baseball superstitions. This past Spring at South Salem, where Doten played first base for the Saxons, there was a cardboard sign in the dugout that read ‘Thooah’.  The dugout in unison say ‘Thooah!’ after a double or triple and brought…

Withnell Takes Mental Game Over Federal Way To End Doubleheader

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Noah Boatwright called everyone but Noah Ferguson and Brock McMullin into the dugout together to tell them that their one-run second inning was just one bad inning. Boatwright also said go out there to score five more runs there in the third inning as Ferguson singles.  The Dodgers would score three…

Withnell Wins Independence Day Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com RENO, Nev.– Withnell’s Fourth of July fireworks had almost been outdone as they saw Carson rally back Thursday afternoon in their 14-9 victory in the Silver State. It was strange thinking about it. Withnell erupted like a fountain firework after going down 2-0 to the Jays firecracker of a first inning…

Ty The Pitcher

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– It was strange to see McNary-Grad Ty Covalt take to the bump for the second game of Keizer’s doubleheader versus Withnell Monday afternoon. Covalt, who saw a batter in 14U ball on the hill, saw his first action as a pitcher for the Crushers earlier this season as Keizer…